Uluvalt

View from south west (7 June 2016).

A probable single stone row measuring 5.8m long, including three large orthostats situated on a south facing terrace with restricted views of the nearby sea. The eastern stone measures 1.98m high and the other two are recumbent. Most of the central stone is buried below the ground. The row is orientated east to west.

Location

Scotland     Mull    Argyll & Isles     NM 54696 29973     Lat 56.398127   Long -5.9768535

Map showing the location of Uluvalt stone row.

Plan of Uluvalt stone row. Parch mark indicated by dashed line. Original surveyed at 1:200 by Sandy Gerrard.

Characteristics

Type: Single Length: 5.8m
No. of stones: 3 Size of stones: Only large
Tallest stone: 1.98m Shortest stone: –
Orientation: 80° Altitude: 22m
Upper end: – Lower end: –
Straight (Yes or No)  : Not known Sea View: Yes
Context:  –
Notes: Third stone visible as a parch mark following dry weather.

Other Information

Public Access:  Yes
Land Status: –
Scheduled Ancient Monument: No

Identification

Category: Probable. Despite concerns expressed in Canmore, a prehistoric explanation seems to best fit the evidence.


Photographs

Upright slab and buried stone indicated by parch mark. View from the south (Scale 1m).

Looking east along the stone row (Scale 1m).

View from above and south (Scale 1m).

View from above and north west (Scale 1m).

View from above and north east. Restricted and closed sea views in the background.

Access Information

Car parking is available at NM 54498 29179. From here take the track leading north for about 750m. Cross into the enclosure containing the stone row by a gateway and proceed north for about 90m. The terrain is boggy in places and care should be taken.


Online Resources 

Megalithic Portal     Canmore

Other References

Burl, A., 1993, From Carnac to Callanish – The prehistoric rows and avenues of Britain, Ireland and Brittany, Yale University Press, New York and London, pg. 223.

Ruggles, C.L.N., 1999, Astronomy in prehistoric Britain and Ireland, Yale University Press, New Haven and London, 197.


Timeline

VISITED:- 7th June 2016

FIRST PUBLISHED:- 4th February 2016

LAST UPDATED:- 10th February 2018

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